Freedom of information publication scheme

Our publication scheme lists all of the information we routinely make available, and where you can find it.

We publish most of the information below on our website, but not all. For any information we don't publish, we've explained how it can be accessed.

We also publish some of our information on

Who we are and what we do

You can find information about who we are and what we do:

You can find information about our organisational structure on our structure of NICE pages.

What we spend and how we spend it

You can find out more about what we spend and how we spend it in our:

Staff pay, organograms and grading structures

The government has committed to improved transparency about how it spends public money. You can find information about our staff roles and salaries on

The pay structure for directors is listed in the annual report and accounts. The pay structure for staff is determined by the NHS Agenda for Change pay scales.

Details of all sources of funding are listed in the annual report and accounts.

Procurement and tendering procedures

Contact us to find out more about our tendering procedures.

All organisations wishing to submit tenders will be expected to comply with:

  • public sector rules for procurement
  • NICE terms and conditions for supply
  • the requirements relating to individual procurements.

Details of tenders available and organisations interested in working with NICE or providing goods or services will be listed on the Contracts Finder website. You can register there to receive email alerts about the work that NICE is tendering for.

What are our priorities and how are we doing?

You can find out more about our business targets for the forthcoming year in our business plan.

The innovation scorecard reports on the use of medicines and medical technologies in the NHS in England which have been positively appraised by NICE.

The chief executive's report sets out progress in delivering the business plan and measures agreed with the Department of Health and Social Care. You'll find the report in our public board papers.

How we make decisions

We publish agendas, minutes and papers from our main management meetings. In some cases, these are made available 6 months after a meeting. We sometimes redact information that we consider to be private to the meeting, or exempt from disclosure.

We also engage with patient, carers, and the public. We conduct public consultations on our draft guidance recommendations.

Board minutes

We hold public board meetings every 2 months. We publish all agendas, papers and minutes for the public meetings, and keep them on our website for 3 years. Archived papers more than 3 years old are available on request.

Executive team

Minutes from executive team meetings are published on the website 6 months after the meeting. Agendas and papers are available on request.

Guidance executive

We hold guidance executive meetings every week. They are part of the process of guidance production. The papers are available on request, but only when the guidance they refer to has been published.

Patient and public involvement

Find out more about our Public Involvement Programme and how it involves patients, cares and the public in the work of NICE.

Public consultations

We conduct public consultations on all of our guidance. View our current consultations.

Our policies and procedures

We publish our policies, procedures and codes of practice relating to the governance of NICE. This includes policies relating to data protection, and equality and diversity.

Lists and registers

The lists and registers we make available include:

Services we offer

The main function of NICE is to provide guidance in the fields of health, public health and social care.

View our guidance

The copyright in the material listed in this publication scheme is owned by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence unless otherwise stated.

The supply of documents under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 does not give the recipient of that information the right to re-use the documents in a way that would infringe the copyright of NICE or any third party copyright, for example, by commercial use. Brief extracts of the material may be reproduced under the fair dealing provisions of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 for the purposes of research for non-commercial purposes, private study, criticism, review and news reporting.

Further details are available in our terms and conditions of use.